Maxine scampers from the phone in the hallway of the hospital to meet Joseph's doctor, Dr. Baker. Hee hee, I have no idea if that was inside joke, but I thought it was funny. See, Dr. Baker is played by Broadway actor (and, sadly, also the man behind the voice of Howard in Howard the Duck) Chip Zien, who starred in the Sondheim musical Into the Woods. His part? The Baker. And now that I've revealed what a complete dork I am, I'm going to complete my dorkification by telling y'all that about seven years ago, the musical Falsettos was playing in Los Angeles. I, at the same time, was performing in a college production of Into the Woods. Zien, at the time, was with the touring company for Falsettos. So a bunch of my equally dorky friends and I went to a performance (which was fantastic) and waited backstage to meet him. He was astoundingly nice. He talked to all of us for about 20 minutes, and introduced us to everyone else in the cast, autographed all our programs, and basically was a complete and total pleasure. So, I'm glad Chip is paying the rent. He tells Maxine that Joe the Witness survived the surgery, but his heart stopped on the table, which is a very bad sign for a person of his age and apparent good health. Chip is going to run some tests. Maxine is in the midst of giving her permission to stick the kid full of needles when a plainclothes police officer arrives to ask Joe the Witness "some questions." In light of the fact that the officer doesn't have a court order or a summons (d'oh!), Maxine demands that the officer leave Joseph alone. She tells him to leave. Chip gives him a "you heard the lady" look and they both watch as the police officer leaves empty-handed. As soon as he's gone, they chest-bump in celebration of their victory over The Man. See, I'm lying again.
Defense runs right to Amy, complaining that his men haven't been able to get a statement out of Joe the Witness, and he's worried that the kid is going to buy the farm before he can extricate Letterman Jacket from this little mess he's gotten himself into. Defense begs Amy to allow them to videotape Witness Joe's statement. She wonders why they couldn't just talk to him when he got out of surgery to begin with. Defense tells her that they couldn't get by a "very obstinate social worker." Amy, who's struggling to open a candy wrapper, can't understand why a social worker was involved at all. Why doncha call your mom and ask her, Amy? Oh, forget it, you'll be seeing her soon enough, anyway.